We see dive bars differently.
Reed's Local is more than just a dive bar on Chicago's Belmont Avenue. We encompass what a neighborhood bar and tavern should be: a local, family owned place where neighbors can grab a beer after work, host birthday parties and meet friends. Known for our "Three Eyed Crow" Combo—a can of Hamm's with a shot of Old Crow—we also have a variety of craft and local brews, a cocktail list named after Doctor Who, Venture Brothers and all things nerdy, and an impressive collection of VHS tapes for your viewing pleasure.
Stop by everyday to experience our daily and unique house specials.
Three Eyed Crow: Hamms and a shot of Old Crow Whiskey
Special Export bottles
Mixed Well Drinks
Join us for daily events, including karaoke, pub trivia, burlesque, DJ sets and more!
Don't forget we have a vintage board game collection, jukebox and VHS collection that rivals most local Chicago establishments. Stop by to enjoy the fun.
HOST YOUR EVENT
We also accommodate events such as birthday parties, going-away shindigs and neighborhood meetups, as well, larger scale to-dos. Let us know if you would like us to help you plan one.
Our tap beers on rotation are all sourced from local breweries.
REVOLUTION ANTI-HERO IPA
An American hop assault.
India Pale Ale, ABV 6.5%
OFF COLOR BREWING APEX PREDATOR
Fruity Farmhouse Ale/Saison brewed in colder temperatures, resulting in a fruity bite.
Farmhouse Ale, ABV 6.8%
METROPOLITAN BREWING KRANKSHAFT
Kolsch style brew with a lemony zest.
Kolsch, ABV 5%
5 RABBIT YODO CON LECHE
Rich, Dark and Intense porter with coffee, milk caramel, chocolate rye and oatmeal.
Imperial Porter, ABV 8.2%
Bedford Park, Illinois
BEGYLE BREWING BIRDS OF PARADISE
Delicious American Pale Ale with the right amount of hops.
American Pale Ale, ABV 5.4%
Featured Bottles & Cans
VANDER MILL CIDER
Varieties: Hard Apple, Blue Gold, Totally Roasted
average ABV 7%
Spring Lake, Michigan
HALF ACRE BEER COMPANY
16 oz cans of Vallejo IPA, Daisy Cutter Pale Ale, & Pony Pilsner
average ABV 4.8%
Our Specialty Cocktails menu is inspired by the things we love and the things that scare us.
THE KILLER PIÑATA
A tiki-inspired cocktail featuring Sailor Jerry and a variety of rums, mixed with tropical fruit juices and Triple Sec. Garnished with candy.
THE BELMONT STINGER
Our Bartender, Dash, created this delicious monstrosity with Jeppson's Malort, Squirt and a hint of (or tons of) Grapefruit bitters.
THE SONIC SCREWDRIVER
Whovians can sip on this through time and space. Gin, vodka, orange and pineapple juice.
(Speaking of humanoid robots) Stoli Peach, Squirt, cranberry juice with a splash of lime.
She is a firecracker! Makers Mark, Gosling's Ginger Beer, Peychaud Bitters and a splash of grenadine.
STEIGL RADLER & Shot of well
Cocktail with Steigl Radler Grapefruit beer and a shot of well vodka, gin, tequila or Jeppson's Malort.
Events & More
Reed's Local hosts fun social events including Trivia, Karaoke, I Miss My MTV Mondays and DJ sets. All of our regular events are listed on our calendar.
We also accommodate events such as birthday parties, going-away shindigs and neighborhood meetups, as well, larger scale to-dos. Let us know if you would like us to help you plan one. Email reedslocaltap at gmail dot com.
We see "dive bars" differently. Reed's has a classic dive-bar aesthetic, kitschy decor, bubble hockey and local art. Yet we're also a family business committed to creating a unique space that caters to the Avondale community. Our motto—Drink Local—means more than just patronizing your neighborhood bar. It's a venue to gather with friends to play trivia or one of our vintage board games behind the bar. It's a spot to meet new friends at our Open Mic Comedy nights or Karaoke. It's a place to try a craft beer from a local brewery or a quirky cocktail named after a horror movie. On a budget? We're pretty much known for the $4 "Three Eyed Crow" Combo—a can of Hamm's with a shot of Old Crow.